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You Try.We Give. NYDJ + K.I.D.S./ Fashion Delivers

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NYDJ, the top-selling denim brand in department stores*, comes to New York as the brand opens one of their first stand-alone retail locations at Roosevelt Field Mall in Garden City on July 21.

In partnership with the national charity K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers, NYDJ will offer a “You Try. We Give.” promotion on opening day through Sunday, July 24. For each customer who tries on a pair of jeans in store, NYDJ will donate one item of clothing to K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers’ community partner Hour Children, an organization focused on providing practical, comprehensive services to incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women and their families. The Long Island store is the first of two NYDJ stores to open in the United States this year, the other location opens at Fashion Square Mall in Scottsdale, AZ on July 28.

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NYDJ & K.I.D.S./ Fashion Delivers- Fit To Be Powerful

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NYDJ, the brand that is synonymous with women’s denim, has partnered with  K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers to encourage women who are working to improve their lives. During the month of  February, NYDJ will donate an item of clothing for every pair of denim sold on NYDJ.com to help women in need and celebrate the launch of their  “Fit to Be” campaign.  The “Fit to Be” campaign celebrates NYDJ’s signature Original Slimming Fit with a diverse and multigenerational cast, highlighting strength and beauty of women of all ages and all sizes.

The campaign’s cast,starring age-defying supermodel Christie Brinkley, body activist Ashley Graham, model and TV personality Lana Ogilvie and “Blue Bloods” actress Bridget Moynahan, convey the beautiful confidence that comes from hard work and finding a truly perfect fitting pair of jeans. This approach underlines NYDJ’s commitment to empowering women with a fit that transforms inside and out, helping women seize their destinies with sureness and style.

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NYDJ is proud to partner with K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers, a nonprofit organization dedicated to donating new merchandise to support those affected by poverty and disaster.  “We are very pleased to have NYDJ support the K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers mission of helping people in need with donated new product.  The donations of NYDJ apparel will be directed to our community partners that help empower and rebuild the lives of women.”  says Lisa Gurwitch President & CEO of K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers.

Please visit NYDJ.com throughout February and make a purchase to help a woman in need and support K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers’ mission.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cuddl Duds Teams Up With K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers For National Hug Day

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In honor of National Hug Day on January 21, Cuddl Duds is partnering with K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers for the 2nd annual #CuddlHug campaign to help benefit children and families impacted by poverty and tragedy. 

On National Hug Day, Cuddl Duds will post a #CuddlHug photo on Facebook (www.facebook.com/cuddlduds) and Twitter (@CuddlDuds).  From Thursday, January 21st through Sunday, January 24th, for each ‘share’ on Facebook and ‘retweet’ on Twitter of the photo, Cuddl Duds will donate $1.00 to K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers (up to $20,000).

“The Cuddl Duds brand is rooted in the feeling of warmth, comfort and delight, and we look forward to be once again celebrating National Hug Day with a feel-good campaign that shares the comfort of a hug and the warmth of giving back,” said Mark Sandler, president, Komar Layering.

In addition, this year, Cuddl Duds will also pledge to donate one clothing item to K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers for each order placed on cuddlduds.com from Thursday, January 21st through Sunday, January 24th. K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers will then distribute the product that will benefit their network of community partners.

To help promote this year’s campaign, Cuddl Duds is partnering with actress and singer Elizabeth Elias. Liz will announce the campaign on her social media channels, inviting her 200,000+ followers to participate and give back. 

“We are delighted to be working with Cuddl Duds again to spread the goodwill of National Hug Day,” said Lisa Gurwitch, president of K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers. “This year, with the additional donation of Cuddl Duds layers, we hope to bring some comfort and support to those in need.”

#gerberwearcares, Helping Families in Need Throughout the Year

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Gerber Childrenswear is an expert resource for how to clothe and care for babies, toddlers and children, but it is also a company that gives back to its communities. This holiday season we are looking back at how Gerber Childrenswear has helped families throughout 2015 with the donation of apparel and other products. K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers, the company’s charity partner, encourages the fashion and children’s industries to give back by donating new merchandise for people in need. This past year Gerber Childrenswear has donated over 144,000 pieces of new clothing worth nearly $1 million to K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers!

 

While most consumers and fans of the brand don’t have thousands of pieces of new product to give, they can show their commitment to helping children and families by donating money to K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers; the money raised will help distribute donated new product to families in need. In fact, K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers is so efficient that every $1 donated helps move $10 of donated new product.

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   Volunteers at Baby Bundles in Charlotte, NC prepare donated product for clients.

One of our community partners that received product from Gerber Childrenswear is Baby Bundles in Charlotte, NC. The organization uses volunteers to sort donated product and pack items into the charity’s signature Baby Bundles, full of supplies to help new parents care for their baby.

 

“In 2016, we plan to provide Bundles to 750 fragile families in Charlotte; that’s a 50% increase over our 2015 goal,” said Rebecca Grant, executive director of the community charity Baby Bundles. “The donation we received from Gerber Childrenswear though K.I.D.S./Family Delivers allows us to start the new year with a full warehouse, ready to support families and newborns in need!”

 

To support K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers work today, please CLICK HERE and make a donation!

 

“Roughly 50 million people in the U.S. live in poverty, including seven million families,” said Gary Simmons, CEO/President of Gerber Childrenswear. “K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers brings together a diverse network of more than 1000 community partners and 390 donors throughout the 50 states and the world to distribute donated product. Gerber Childrenswear has been a long-standing partner with this non-profit organization for over 25 years helping children and families in times of need.”

 

Gerber began in 1928 with a dedication to the well-being of babies all over the world. Today, the Gerber Childrenswear brand remains committed to safety and quality, and is passionate about doing what’s best for mom and baby. The company has been a longtime supporter of K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers; below are the distributions of new product from the donations Gerber Childrenswear made to K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers in 2015:

 

1/27/2015 Secaucus, NJ

819 pieces of assorted infant/layette clothing worth $10,000 were distributed to the Town of Secaucus, NJ to help poor residents and those recovering from a large apartment complex fire earlier in 2015.

 

3/2/2015 Issaquah, WA

2,316 pieces of assorted girl’s bodysuits and robes worth $47,000 were provided to Eastside Baby Corner in Issaquah, WA. As a nonprofit partner of K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers, Eastside Baby Corner helps kids thrive by providing the basic necessities that every child needs.

 

5/11/2015 Brooklyn, NY

440 pieces of assorted infant/layette clothing worth $5,500 were given to the Caribbean American Center of Brooklyn, NY. The Caribbean American Center supports needy minorities and immigrants residing in New York City, and has been a longtime partner of K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers.

 

5/22/2015 Nepal

40,928 pieces of assorted onesies/infant/layette clothing worth $182,000 were delivered to Operation Compassion for the Nepal earthquake survivors. Operation Compassion is a nonprofit partner of K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers, assisting with natural disaster relief in the US and around the world.

 

9/10/2015 Charlotte, NC

1,052 pieces of children’s apparel worth $19,000 were provided to Baby Bundles in Charlotte, NC. Baby Bundles is dedicated to helping mothers in financial need in the Charlotte, NC area, and has been a nonprofit partner of K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers since 2014.

 

10/17/2015 Columbia, SC

34,735 pieces of children’s apparel worth $235,000 were distributed to the City of Columbia, SC. K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers is working with the city to help residents recovering from the recent historic floods.

 

12/14/2015 Colorado and California

63,936 pieces of sleepwear and layette collections worth $430,000 were received by nonprofit partners in Colorado and California, just in time to make the holidays bright for thousands of newborns and their families.

 

To support K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers’ work, please CLICK HERE and make a donation today!

 

K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers Raises Record $330,000 at 9th Annual Women in Industry Luncheon

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(L to R) Honoree Cindy Levitt, Host Christine Ebersole, Luncheon Co-Chair Karen Bromley, Honoree Laura Pomerantz, K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers Board Member John Pomerantz, Luncheon Co-Chair Carole Postal

K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers honored two women executives at the 9th Annual Women in Industry Luncheon and raised over $350,000 (and still receiving donations) to help people in need. The event took place at 583 Park Avenue, on Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015 honoring Cindy Levitt, senior vice president of merchandise and marketing for Hot Topic, and Laura Pomerantz, vice chairman and head of strategic accounts at Cushman & Wakefield. Both women were honored for their achievements professionally and within the community.

 

This year’s event raised a record amount that will help K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers distribute new donated merchandise to people challenged by poverty and natural disasters. With the help of our distinguished honorees, in addition to exceeding our cash goal, we have exceeded our goal for new product donors.

“KIDS/Fashion Delivers plays a unique role in creating new beginnings for individuals and families in need. I am very thankful to be a part of such a inspiring and generous community,” said Lisa Gurwitch, president & CEO of K.I.D.S/Fashion Delivers.

 

The host for the afternoon was Christine Ebersole, two-time Tony award-winning actress. The luncheon program began with a moving performance by the children’s group, Little Kids Rock (link) from P.S. 98 in Washington Heights, part of a national school-based music program supported by the Hot Topic Foundation. Towards the end of the program Christine Ebersole serenaded the audience with “New Words.”

Throughout the event, the speakers shared the name of a woman who inspired each of them and the guests were also given the opportunity to make a donation in honor of their own women of inspiration. These names are listed on a Women of Inspiration Inaugural Honor Roll on the event website (www.KIDSFDLuncheon.com).

Representing one of the charity’s community partners was Christina Atkins, a client of the job training and resource organization Bottomless Closet [Link} in New York City. Atkins spoke about the donated apparel from K.I.D.S/Fashion Delivers and how it has helped her feel more confident on her job search for a fulltime position. Christina’s account illustrated to attendees just how K.I.D.S./ Fashion Delivers makes a difference in the lives of people in need on a daily basis

K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers, Inc. unites retailers, manufacturers, foundations and individuals to provide new merchandise to families and people impacted by poverty and tragedy. Excess product, including apparel, accessories, shoes, home furnishings, toys, books, school supplies and other items deliver hope and dignity to people in need through a network of community partners. To date, over $1.2 billion of donated products have been distributed, serving the poor and disadvantaged worldwide.www.DonateProduct.com.

Meet Our Honoree: Laura Pomerantz

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With 20 years executive-level commercial real estate experience and a significant background in retail and manufacturing, Laura Pomerantz provides her clients with a breadth of knowledge from the corporate viewpoint in such areas as strategic and tactical planning and retail and office expansion nationally and internationally. Aside from her strategic corporate background Ms. Pomerantz has a longstanding commitment to the community and the arts. She is a member of the Carnegie Hall Board of Trustees for 27 years, its Executive Committee and is Chairman of its Special Events committee. She is also on the Board of Directors of the Richard Tucker Foundation and former Board Member of Women In Need. Ms. Pomerantz was the recipient of the NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund Equal Opportunity Award in 1990, and a 1992 inductee to the YWCA’s Academy of Women Achievers. She and her husband John have had a life long commitment to Jewish causes such as UJA, AJC, NCJW, and Central Synagogue among many others. Given her involvement in the community and charitable initiatives, Pomerantz is the perfect candidate to be honored at this year’s 9th Annual Women In Industry Luncheon Honoring Women of Achievement.

 

  1. What is your job title and office location?   Vice Chairman and Head of Strategic Accounts at Cushman & Wakefield. 1290 Avenue of the Americas, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10104
  1. What is your hometown? Harrison, NY
  2. What is your Alma mater? Miami Dade College
  3. Name a woman whom you admire?    Hannah G. Solomon, an advocate of women’s and children’s rights, assisting Jewish immigrants and advancing the social welfare and Jewish identity, and the founder in 1893 of the National Council of Jewish Women. More than a century later my eldest sister, Nan Rich, became the President of NCJW and following her tenure as President then became a State Senator of Florida, Minority Chair of the Florida Senate and recently ran in the Florida State primaries as a Democratic candidate for Governorship of Florida, and is presently a candidate for the Broward County Commission.
  1. What is the thing you love most about your job?  First and foremost it is the people with whom I work, the balance of creativity and business it provides, the opportunity to create something enduring that can be impactful on a community in a physical form, and no day is ever the same!
  1. What advice would you give a young woman preparing to enter the workforce? Choose something that affords you productivity, expresses your passion, enhances your self-image and provides an opportunity for expression, expansion, collaboration, and continued evolution as you grow and mature.
  1. With your busy schedule, how do you balance work/life? I concentrate on each day at a time and prioritize what is most important in each one of those days, but, always cognizant of goals, deadlines and what is truly important to family and work.
  1. In your opinion, what is the most important thing about the work that K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers does? When families are affected by poverty and national disasters, when invaluable help and support is needed, K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers provides hope and dignity to a diverse population of those suffering and in crisis. They are empowering and provide opportunities for people to progress.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Helping Nepal

It has been more than two weeks since the 7.8 magnitude earthquake shattered the lives of the people of Nepal. While more than 7,000 people are confirmed dead, others are working on attempting to put the pieces of their lives back together. Since the news of the Nepal crisis the K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers  team has been working with our network of international charities to determine what products are needed to aid in this crisis. As first responders continue the search and recovery work, limited opportunities are opening up to provide those affected by the earthquake with useful necessities beyond medical or search and rescue supplies.

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Currently we are flying donations of tents and blankets, to Nepal and preparing to send other necessities like towels, apparel, infant goods and much more. Thank you to our donors Eddie BauerMamiye Brothers, Aden+Anais  and Gerber Childrenswear, as well as our partners Operation Compassion and Afya Foundation. The cargo going by ship will also include 10,000 pairs of children’s shoes donated by BOBS from Skechers.  The supplies will arrive in four to six weeks to help the survivors try to rebuild their lives.

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As more rubble is cleared and transitional housing is established, we will be sending additional products needed by the survivors in Nepal, many of whom have lost everything.  There has been a great outpouring of charity by so many people and companies, and we are reaching out to the manufacturers and retailers that can provide the most-needed product.

Companies with product to donate can go online at: http://bit.ly/KIDSFDproductdonation.

 

Individuals can also play a role in supporting the efforts of K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers  and our product donors by making cash donations to help defray the cost of shipping donated product to Nepal.

Individuals who wish to help can go online at: http://bit.ly/KIDSFDNepalcashdonation.

We will keep you updated about our efforts to help the Nepal earthquake victims as the circumstances change and new needs must be met. Thank you for your support!

“As global citizens, the children’s, fashion & home industries always take the time to lend a helping hand to those in need during a time of crisis. Thank you again to our donors, as well as our partners for working with us to help the individuals and families affected by the earthquake.”

Lisa Gurwitch  President & CEO of K.I.D.S. / Fashion Delivers

H&M GIVES BACK WITH “BUY HOME, GIVE HOME”

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H&M PARTNERS WITH HOMEPOLISH TO DESIGN INTERIOR OF SXSW AIRBNB HOUSE

TO GIVE AWAY ACCOMMODATIONS FOR SIX LUCKY WINNERS

H&M CONTINUES TO GIVE BACK BY DONATING $300,000 IN H&M HOME PRODUCT

March 9, 2015- H&M is thrilled to announce a partnership with Airbnb, the world’s leading community-driven hospitality company, and interior design start up Homepolish. H&M will open the doors to their first house outfitted entirely in H&M Home product, giving six lucky winners a free place to stay in Austin, Texas for the South by Southwest® Conferences and Festivals. The H&M Home, situated at the heart of the SXSW action, was decorated in collaboration with Homepolish, a non-traditional interior design firm bringing the luxury of a personal interior designer for every budget. Each room was carefully curated with a unique theme in mind, all capturing the laid back essence of classic Austin style. In celebration, the giving continues with “Buy Home, Give Home” in which $300,000 worth of H&M Home product will be donated to those in need through the national charity K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers.

Fans will be able to tell H&M why they deserve to stay in one of the three bedrooms at the newly renovated Airbnb residence. The listing and contest will go live on airbnb.com beginning at 2pm CDT on March 9th for just thirty-three hours, where three entries will be chosen for the Interactive portion of the festival, and will resume at 9am CDT on March 13th for just thirty-six hours, where three additional entries will be chosen for the Music portion of the festival. The six lucky winners, along with a guest, will each win the opportunity of a lifetime – a free, five-night stay in the SXSW Airbnb H&M Home.

To celebrate and continue with the spirit of giving, H&M Home is helping to improve the lives of those who need it most through its new partnership with K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers. To kick off the annual alliance, the global retailer has donated H&M Home product worth $300,000. K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers will distribute the brand new pieces to families, adults, and children in need through community non-profit partners. The public is invited to support this effort with online cash donations to K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers at www.DonateProduct.com/HMGivesBack.

H&M Home is a range of the retailers’ fashion assortments, combining interiors and design with a broad range of textile and décor offerings suitable for every taste. H&M Home was launched in the United States in August 2013 on hm.com. Since, H&M Home has expanded into select stores across the country, making it easy for customers to update their home with the latest décor styles at an affordable price.

To view the Airbnb H&M Home listing, please visit the links below:

The Texan Suite  The Azul Abode  The Hud Room

To shop H&M Home, please visit Here.

For more information about Homepolish, please visit Here.

Reflecting on Dr. King’s Legacy

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On Martin Luther King Day, we reflect on Dr. King’s legacy, the needs he identified, and the goals that have not yet been achieved. On a rainy, cold day at the Bayard Street Presbyterian Church last week, as I worked alongside church members, firefighters and other local community representatives, helping Chantal, Linda and others select a warm coat, I felt that we had already begun our commemoration.

At K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers, we work every day with community nonprofits that are serving those in need.  In several of his speeches, including his renowned “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” address in Memphis on April 3, 1968, Dr. King reminded his audience that the basic necessities of the underprivileged were among his concerns:

“It’s all right to talk about “long white robes over yonder,” in all of its symbolism. But ultimately people want some suits and dresses and shoes to wear down here!”

Today, the country also honors Dr. King’s dream by focusing on January 19 as a national day for volunteer service. It is in the efforts of volunteers and others working to make our society a better place that bring the K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers mission to life. Last year we received over $155 million of donated merchandise from 382 companies to help 825 local partner organizations improve the daily lives of people in need. The donations we distribute – proper work attire, clothes for school, shoes, toys, books or something special to make a house a home –help with daily life “down here.”

As you think about Dr. King’s legacy, among all the great milestones of his achievement were also many small ones that gave people comfort along the way. Please think about what you can do to help improve the lives of people in need.  At K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers, we do that every day.

Give Hope Now

Holiday-Banner-3Sophia* comes from a single parent home, and her father is all she has. He struggles to make ends meet, and after housing and food, there’s very little money to provide new clothing for his little girl.

For children like Sophia, the gift of new apparel means new beginnings. It provides families like hers with hope, which means more to be thankful for and less to stress about – even as a child.

Please join our Giving Hope Campaign and consider a donation of $35, for which we guarantee to distribute no less than $350 worth of new essentials to children, families, and individuals in need.

Our timing is crucial as the cold winter months are here and warm clothing is needed by so many!

We would not be able to reach as many in-need individuals as we do without you. Thank you for supporting our organization.

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